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By Uuganaa Ramsay | Comments: ( 768 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

Exteremely interesting emotionally engaging Stuart Kelly Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling vodka from goat s yoghurt and learning about Comrade Lenin When her new born son Billy is diagnosed with Down s Syndrome, she finds herself facing bigotry and taboo as Exteremely interesting emotionally engaging Stuart Kelly Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling vodka from goat s yoghurt and learning about Comrade Lenin When her new born son Billy is diagnosed with Down s Syndrome, she finds herself facing bigotry and taboo as well as heartbreak In this powerful memoir, Uuganaa skilfully interweaves the extraordinary story of her own childhood in Mongolia with the sadly short life of Billy, who becomes a symbol of union and disunion, cultures and complexity, stigma and superstition and inspires Uuganaa to challenge prejudice Mongol is the touching story of one woman s transformation from outsider to fearless champion of love, respect and tolerance It s a moving tribute by a remarkable woman to her beloved baby son, testifying to his lasting impact on a sometimes imperfect world.


  • Title: Mongol
  • Author: Uuganaa Ramsay
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Uuganaa Ramsay

Uuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, living a nomadic life eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt After winning a place on a teacher training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland She wrote Mongol with the help of the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers Following Mongol s publication, Uuganaa made BBC Radio 4 documentary The Meaning of Mongol.



Comments Mongol

  • Nicola

    I enjoyed this. For the most part, it's a straight autobiography of Uuganaa Ramsay's life growing up in outer Mongolia and the path that brought her to living in Scotland. It's bookended by the story of her life in Scotland, particularly the short life of her son Billy.Ramsay's writing is clear and engaging, not prone to frills, and at times heartbreaking. It's a delight to read about her lifestyle and customs in Mongolia.Having read a BBC article she wrote about the use of the word 'Mongol' and [...]


  • Moira McPartlin

    This memoir is fascinating and heartbreaking. Childhood memory of growing up in rural Mongolia is interwoven with the story of Billy, the author's son, who at birth was diagnosed with Down's syndrome. The story is touching, funny, cheeky, inspiring and at the same time filled with great sadness. Everyone should read this book.


  • Nasim

    I finished Uuganaa Ramsay's memoir 'Mongol' the night before last night. Uuganaa, who is Mongolian, and grew up in a 'ger' (yurt), is now in her mid-thirties, and lives in Scotland with her husband and their three children. Four years ago, she had a baby boy, Billy. Billy had Down's Syndrome and, tragically, because of heart complications, died at just three months old. In writing his story, and her own story, Uuganaa has turned her precious boy's short life - and her grief - into something beau [...]


  • Heather

    Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling vodka from goat's yoghurt and learning about Comrade Lenin. When her new-born son Billy is diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, she finds herself facing bigotry and taboo as well as heartbreak.Though the book is a touching memoir to Billy's sadly short life, it also tells of Uuganaa's own upbringing in Mongolia. It's a blend of cultures and superstition r [...]


  • Rosyosy

    A brave book that blends love and family with heritage and culture. It is about the life of a woman who grew up as a true Mongolian, moved to the big city and then travelled a long way to the UK. It is a fascinating story about human resourcefulness, community and family. It is also about a baby boy born with Downs Syndrome, about prejudice, pain, tremendous heartache and loss. This book evokes many emotions and has a film-like quality about it too. Scenes are created with simple language, yet e [...]


  • Laura Jones

    A powerful memoir that took me by surprise. Not normally the kind of book I'd pick up, I found myself greatly engaged by Uuganaa's gentle but determined voice. She carries her difficult tale with grace, never coming across as bitter towards prejudices against herself and her son. You get to know Uuganaa and her family rather intimately in a short space of time and it sure does pack an emotional yet uplifting punch towards the end. Well worth a look for both insightful cultural exploration and fo [...]


  • Linda Brown

    This is a interesting and powerful memoir. It charts the author's journey from her fascinating childhood in remote Mongolia to her life now in the West of Scotland. A journey which encompasses many ups and downs and cultural misunderstandings.Poignantly, the author also lays bare the short life of her son Billy, born with Down's Syndrome and the attitudes and prejudices her family coped with. Her love for Billy shines through her words. A wonderful, moving read.


  • Liz Moffat

    A beautiful sad and brave true story about Billy, who was born with Downs Syndrome to a mother from Mongolia. Uuganna Ramsay was shocked to discover that her newly born son had Downs Syndrome, but also that the term Mongol had at one time been used to describe someone with that condition. This story is a memoir of Billy's life but also takes us back to Uuganna's own upbringing in Mongolia, which is really interesting. A wonderful story not to be missed.


  • Lesley Meadows

    A fascinating and simply - written account of growing up in a good family in provincial Mongolia, eventually moving to the UK with a British husband, and having a family there. The contrast between the generosity and collegiality of life in Mongolia, where there was little wealth and support, and the coldness encountered in the UK society, is stark.


  • Lorraine

    couldn't put this down.didn't leave the house until I'd finished it


  • Adam

    One part autobiography, one part memoir, Mongol jumps back and forth between Ramsay's experience with her Down's Syndrome baby Billy and her childhood on the Mongolian steppe. There are a few details of life on the steppe relevant for my research, though largely they were things I'd encountered elsewhere. The contemporary sections are pretty raw, unpolished non-writer writing, and they didn't do much for me though I imagine if you had shared any of her experiences you might find them powerful. T [...]


  • Jo

    Ramsay is a Mongolian married to a Scot and living in the UK. Her memoir covers growing up in Mongolia and her subsequent move to Scotland. She also talks about her son Billy who was born with Down's Syndrome. The sections about life in Mongolia were fascinating and I enjoyed learning more about this culture. There was also a lot of sadness in relation to Billy and his story.


  • Dawn

    I found Ramsays depiction of life growing up in rural Mongolia in a ger fascinating. The title Mongol is a play on the name given to people from Mongolia and the name given to people with Downs syndrome. Her son is born with Downs and she is struck by the prejudice against him because of his condition and his ethnicity. It wasn't until nearly the end of the last chapter when I realised that she is now living in my home town in the west coast of Scotland. She talks about going to the harbourside [...]


  • Dorly

    A must read if you are interested in Mongolia, its people and traditions.


  • Anne

    I enjoyed this because of the insight into Mongolian life and culture. The book is a memoir of the author's childhood and youth in Mongolia, and a tribute to the short life of her son Billy, born with Down's syndrome. It is full of fascinating vignettes and descriptions about Mongolia, about adapting to life in Scotland. And it is a poignant description of tragic times.The author's style is clean and straightforward, without unnecessary embellishment, but I did not find the book particularly wel [...]


  • Lucinda Offer

    This is not the kind of book I'd normally read but the synopsis intrigued me. I liked the descriptions of growing up in Mongolia as it's so different to my part of the world and it's a country I didn't know much about. The experience of a woman coming from Mongolia to live in the UK caused difficulties of its own but learning to look after a baby born with Down Syndrome is difficult for anyone from any culture to deal with. The author came across as a very down to earth person and very likeable. [...]


  • Kristin

    I really enjoyed reading Mongol - it was almost as though I was getting a two-for-one deal as I learnt so much about Mongolian tradition and culture and also was able to read the heartbreaking story of Billy's short life. The writing took me a little to get used to as it was clearly authored by someone who has English as a second language but this is easily overcome when you are drawn into the magic of the story.


  • Lorna

    A sweet book which gave me real insight into a completely different culture. A little tricky to read at points and some occasionally awkward writing but overall honest, interesting and moving.


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